Okay...I understand that you have to have prereq's to start out, but when you're an LPN going ADN or an ADN going to BSN, wouldn't your prereq's have been covered from your previous degree? Why would an ADN have prereq's before they could start on their BSN? I mean, if you were going straight through, wouldn't your prereq's for your 3rd year have been taken in your second year?
Does this make any sense? I know what I'm trying to say but having a tough time getting it on paper (or keyboard)
Jun 5, '03
At our school, if you are an RN going for a BSN , there are pre-requisites, but the majority of them would have already been completed by a nurse with an ADN. The student would probably need Government, Ethics, Statistics and Speech before entering the nursing classes. Those are the few that I noticed are not required by our local ADN programs. Any other non-nursing classes are requirements for graduation, but not pre-reqs.
As far as LPN getting an RN, in our area they need to do all the same pre-reqs as students who are not nurses yet. Any science classes they may have had as part of the LPN program don't transfer for college credit. For the BSN they are able to test out of the first two nursing classes, nursing 211 and 212.
Last edit by LeesieBug on Jun 5, '03